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dc.title Development of a cluster manager's competencies towards competitiveness en
dc.contributor.author Horák, Martin
dc.contributor.author Matošková, Jana
dc.contributor.author Danko, Lukáš
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Competitiveness
dc.identifier.issn 1804-171X Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2020
utb.relation.volume 12
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 57
dc.citation.epage 73
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univ Tomase Bati & Zline, Fak Managementu Ekonomiky
dc.identifier.doi 10.7441/joc.2020.01.04
dc.relation.uri https://www.cjournal.cz/index.php?hid=clanek&bid=archiv&cid=355&cp=
dc.subject self-development en
dc.subject cluster manager en
dc.subject development methods en
dc.subject development tools en
dc.description.abstract Cluster managers have less authority compared to managers in companies, with the work of cluster managers based rather on negotiation than on issuing instructions. Nevertheless, dynamic changes regarding environment and customer needs in general have taken place, and ensuring that employees have adequate knowledge and skills has become necessary for companies to gain a competitive advantage. Thus, the development of competencies in cluster management is more relevant in terms of the changing nature of competencies in order to enhance competitiveness. A research gap, however, has emerged in terms of studies analyzing developmental activities to increase the skills and knowledge of cluster managers, including their abilities to support cluster development and related competitiveness issues. The main objective of the present paper is to identify possible methods of developing cluster managers competencies in order to increase the competitiveness of cluster organizations. To accomplish these research goals, the paper employs semi-structured interviews with Czech cluster managers, with primary data analyzed via coding based on thematic analysis and codes subsequently grouped into categories for conceptualization. The findings indicate that development of cluster managers lags behind in terms of lack of motivation enhancement and time, lack of finance, idleness, negative experiences, administrative tasks as well as personal traits. The main criteria for developing competencies in cluster organizations are reflected in activities focused on the ability to innovate, lead and protect in terms of trust building, all skills essential for enhancing the competitiveness of cluster organizations. Cluster managers select development activities based on topics and references to educational activities which they estimate mainly from practical experience based on recommendations by experienced practitioners. Finally, the study puts forth practical guidelines regarding self-development methods recommended by the respondents for developing competencies in cluster development and competitiveness. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009657
utb.identifier.obdid 43881111
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85092286857
utb.identifier.wok 000522685200005
utb.source J-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-06T19:41:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-06T19:41:52Z
dc.description.sponsorship [RO/2016/07]
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Horák, Martin
utb.contributor.internalauthor Matošková, Jana
utb.contributor.internalauthor Danko, Lukáš
utb.fulltext.sponsorship This contribution was written with the support of the internal TBU project RO/2016/07, “The improvement of organizations’ performance through human capital management.”
utb.wos.affiliation [Horak, Martin; Matoskova, Jana] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Management & Econ, Dept Management & Mkt, Zlin, Czech Republic; [Danko, Lukas] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Management & Econ, Dept Reg Dev Publ Sect Adm & Law, Zlin, Czech Republic
utb.scopus.affiliation Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, Department of Management and Marketing, Czech Republic; Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, Department of Management and Marketing, Czech Republic; Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, Department of Regional Development, Public Sector Administration and Law, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.projects RO/2016/07
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